Es­cape to the snow

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IF get­ting away with the girls this win­ter is on your list of things to do, then Girls Love Snow could be the es­cape you’re look­ing for.

Girls Love Snow is a lo­cally run pro­gram led by some of the finest snows­ports coaches in the snow busi­ness, who spe­cialise in small groups of ladies who are af­ter fun, adventure, safety and com­fort in an allfe­male en­vi­ron­ment.

Direc­tor Libby Phillips has been in­volved in the snow in­dus­try for 30 years and she de­cided to share her pas­sion for snow with other women, thus cre­at­ing Girls Love Snow.

“We of­fer a num­ber of snow ad­ven­tures through­out the year both in Australia and in­ter­na­tion­ally,” she said.

“It’s about women get­ting out in the snow and en­joy­ing ski­ing, snow­board­ing, snow­shoe­ing, dog sled­ding or just get­ting up into the alps to en­joy din­ner in the snow.”

Women in­ter­ested in vis­it­ing Vic­to­ria’s alps can sign up to take part in the Falls Creek/ Mt Hotham tour this Au­gust.

“We can pick peo­ple up from South­ern Cross Sta­tion in Mel­bourne and we then bring them to Bright and they will stay at the Bright Chalet for three nights,” Ms Phillips said.

“We spend a day at Falls Creek and the fol­low­ing day at Mt Hotham, and the women are en­cour­aged to take a ski les­son or snow­board­ing les­son, so they get the most out of the ex­pe­ri­ence.

“How­ever ski­ing and snow­board­ing isn’t a pre­req­ui­site for be­ing part of the tour, and the women are more than wel­come to ex­plore the Vil­lages.”

Ms Phillips said even though it’s a snow ori­en­tated tour, it’s not just about the snow.

“We want to show off as much of the North East as we can, and we will have time for some shop­ping in Bright and Mt Beauty and will also stop at Milawa on the way to Bright to sam­ple some cheese and stop i n at Brown Broth­ers,” she said.

“It’s re­ally about giv­ing women the chance to en­joy the snow with­out feel­ing like their com­pet­ing against their part­ner on the slopes, and just hang­ing out with a great group of women.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about Girls Love Snow tours visit www.girl­sloves­

SNOW­ING WOMEN A GOOD TIME: Girls Love Snow direc­tor Libby Phillips with Okemo Moun­tain, USA Women’s Alpine Adventure pro­gram direc­tor Maria To­maselli, is hop­ing to en­cour­age more women to take some time out for them­selves in the snow.

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